Is There a ‘God Spot’ in the Brain?

Scientists have used brain-imaging technology to scan meditating Buddhists monks and have found that their spiritual endeavors do effect physiological changes in the brain. But is there actually a specific “God spot” in the brain, which is more active in some people than others? An article in US Catholic reports that neuroscientist Mario Beauregard scanned 15 Carmelite nuns with fMRI machines and...

Even Bank Presidents Want Spiritual Awakening

After 30 years in banking, David Mackaman was burnt out. Exhausted with the corporate pressures of constantly improving performance, at age 55, he retired as regional president of Wells Fargo Bank’s operations in Des Moines, Iowa. When asked what he planned to do with the rest of his life, he replied that it would involve “exploring spiritual aspects of the human condition,” as well as eating...

Spiritual Misfit – A Memoir of Uneasy Faith

The first half of Michelle DeRusha’s debut book “Spiritual Misfit,” is largely a sad story about a woman who could desperately use help from the Divine but doesn’t realize she has access to it. Unfortunately, her experience growing up Catholic was one where the Devil played the main character. In catechism, she writes, “I memorized the Ten Commandments and heard a lot about Satan and hell;...

Baptists Pray for Spiritual Awakening

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The newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Ronnie Floyd, has been leading gatherings of pastors to pray for spiritual awakening, reports Baptist Press. “I want to see revival come to the church of Jesus Christ, so that America would be awakened with a powerful God consciousness where great numbers come to faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Savior,” said Floyd, according...